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Child and Adolescent Mental Health MSc

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Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Children / Youth (Social Work) Mental Health Nursing (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This programme develops practitioners who are knowledgeable and skilled in their practice, can flex and adapt to constant change, and are ready to take on roles in services that have responsibility for children and young people such as health, education, social care or the voluntary sector.

As part of this course you’ll take a deep dive into areas from assessment and intervention to ADHD, ASD, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm and emergent personality disorder.

Why study with us

  • The course blends academic learning with practice, so you will link your work with children, young people and their families with scheduled teaching sessions at the University.
  • You’ll benefit from learning alongside peers with multi-professional qualifications and backgrounds including nursing, social work, occupational therapy, health visiting, or school nursing.
  • The MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health was commissioned by the NHS and we work closely with staff from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and service users in the continual design and development of this course.

Future Careers

With the emphasis on early intervention and raising awareness of mental health issues in children and young people, the range of settings where the MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health could be used is constantly developing.


You'll develop enhanced skills and knowledge through comparative analysis. You'll study issues in contemporary mental health and social care policy and practice in relation to working with children and young people. During the module, you'll learn the assessment and treatment of mental health.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£785 per 20 credits

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

Non Lab-Based: £13,500; Lab-Based: £14,500. It is a guide for part-time students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A first degree or an upper second class (2:1) honours degree. Applicants who have a lower second class degree (2:2) or practitioners with a diploma qualification such as nursing and can demonstrate an ability to work at Masters level may be considered.

University information

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern university based in the centre of Preston. Offering innovation, world-leading research and real-world practicality to inspire their students, the University provides a high-quality experience. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 3.7% of universities in the world, while 16...more

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